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1913 Advertisement for Washington County Seminary for Women 

or Washington County Female Seminary


The Washington Female Seminary was founded in 1836* with forty students "providing not just a finishing education for young women of good Christian standing but a rigorous, classical curriculum.".

*Note the ad below says 1835.


Advertisement from 7-25-1913 Record newspaper, McDonald PA, 
submitted by Victoria Hospodar Valentine:

The Washington Female Seminary 1913 Advertisement

Washington, PA.

Boarding and Day School for Young Women. Location, 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pa.  Boarding department homelike and comfortable.  Strong faculty.

Three departments of Study---PRIMARY, INTERMEDIATE and ACADEMIC- each requiring four years for its completion. In the Academic department four courses of study are offered--college, preparatory, regular, music and art.  Certificates from the college preparatory course  admits to the freshman class of Vassar, Smith, Wellesley, Mt. Holyoke, Ohio Wesleyan and other leading institutions.

Musical Course includes piano, pipe organ, violin, voice culture, with theory, harmony and history of music. Art course includes charcoal drawing, water color, out-of-door sketching, oil and china painting, the study of Art Criticism and English.

Fall term opens Tuesday, September 16th, 1913

For Catalogue and full information, address



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